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Cuisinart DCC-3000P1 Coffee Maker Instruction Booklet

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Cuisinart DCC-3000P1 Coffee Maker

Cuisinart DCC-3000P1 Coffee Maker


When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and/or injury to persons, including the following:

  2. Always unplug from the outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow to cool before putting on or taking off parts and before cleaning the appliance.
  3. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles and knobs.
  4. To protect against electric shock, do not place cord, plug, or base unit in water or  other liquids
  5. This appliance should not be used by children or individuals with certain disabilities.
  6. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance malfunctions or has been dropped or damaged in any manner. Return the appliance to the nearest Cuisinart Repair Center for examination, repair, or electrical or mechanical adjustment.
  7. The use of accessory attachments not recommended by Cuisinart may cause injuries.
  8. Do not use outdoors.
  9. Do not let the cord hang over the edge of the table or counter, or touch hot surfaces.
  10. Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
  11. Always fill the water reservoir first, then plug the cord into the wall outlet. To disconnect, turn the controls to OFF, then remove the plug from the wall outlet.
  12. Do not use the appliance for other than intended use.
  13. Do not clean the drip tray with cleansers, steel wool pads, or other abrasive materials.
  15. Scalding may occur if the lid is removed during the brewing cycle.
  16. Avoid contact with moving parts. Do not operate your appliance in an appliance garage or under a wall cabinet. When storing in an appliance garage,  always unplug the unit from the electrical outlet. Not doing so could create a risk of fire, especially if the appliance touches the walls of the garage or the door touches the unit as it closes.


The lightning flash with the arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of fire or electric shock to persons. The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.

A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce the risks resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord. Extension cords may be used if care is exercised in their use. If an extension cord is used, the marked electrical rating of the extension cord must be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance, and the longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over.

This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not modify the plug in any way.

Clogging and backing up of water and/or coffee in the filter basket can occur under any or a combination of any of the following conditions: The use of too finely ground coffee, using two or more paper filters, using the goldtone filter in conjunction with a paper filter or not properly cleaning coffee grounds from the gold-tone filter, or allowing coffee grounds to spill over the filter.
Never open the top cover during the brewing cycle, even if no water is draining from the filter basket since extremely hot water/coffee can spill out from the filter basket and cause injury. If water/coffee is not draining from the filter basket during the brewing cycle, unplug the unit, and wait 10 minutes before opening the top cover and checking the filter basket.


  1. Place the box on a large, sturdy, flat surface.
  2. Remove the instruction book and any other literature.
  3. Turn the box so that the back side of the coffeemaker is down and slide the coffeemaker from the box.
  4. After the coffeemaker has been removed, place the box out of the way and take the packing material away.
  5. Remove the polybag covering the coffeemaker.

We suggest you save all packing materials if future shipping of the machine is needed. Keep all plastic bags away from children.


  1. Water Reservoir Lid
  2. Removable Water Reservoir
    Detaches from the unit for easy filling.Cuisinart DCC-3000P1 Coffee Maker 1
  3. Drip Tray Grate
    Holds cup in place.Cuisinart DCC-3000P1 Coffee Maker 2
  4. Drip Tray
    Removable tray to catch any excess coffee that does not dispense into the mug and residual condensation from the brewing process.Cuisinart DCC-3000P1 Coffee Maker 3
  5. Gold-Tone Cuisinart Commercial-Style FilterCuisinart DCC-3000P1 Coffee Maker 4
  6. Filter Basket
    Holds our commercial-style permanent filter or a paper filter. NOTE: A FILTER BASKET HOLDER MUST BE IN PLACE FOR THE UNIT TO OPERATE CORRECTLY. Removable for easy cleaning.Cuisinart DCC-3000P1 Coffee Maker 5
  7. Coffee Reservoir
    The removable double-wall reservoir keeps up to 12 cups of coffee hot for hours.Cuisinart DCC-3000P1 Coffee Maker 6
  8. Charcoal Water Filter Holder 8A. Charcoal Water Filter
    Charcoal water filter eliminates chlorine, bad taste, and odors from tap water.Cuisinart DCC-3000P1 Coffee Maker 7
  9. Coffee ScoopCuisinart DCC-3000P1 Coffee Maker 8
  10. Coffee Gauge™
    See detailed drawing, page 5. Displays the amount of brewed coffee remaining in the reservoir.
  11. Clock Display
    Displays time of day and set time for automatic functions.
  12. Hour and Minute Buttons
    Used to set the time of day and set time for automatic functions.
  13. Function Knob
    Used to initiate programming of automatic functions – Auto On, Auto Off, Program, Clock, and Brew.
  14. Clean Setting
    Tells you when it’s time to clean your coffeemaker. Remove built-up calcification from the water reservoir to help extend the life of your coffeemaker.
  15. 1–4 Cup Setting
    Improves extraction, flavor, and temperature when brewing fewer than 5 cups.
  16. ON/OFF Button
    Used to turn your coffeemaker on and off and set your delayed brew.
  17. Dispenser Lever
    For dispensing coffee into a mug or travel cup.Cuisinart DCC-3000P1 Coffee Maker 9
  18. Showerhead
    (not shown) Distributes water evenly over coffee, reducing temperature loss as water passes through the grounds.
  19. Dispenser Light (not shown)
    Light comes on when the dispensing lever is pressed and coffee pours into the cup.
  20. Power Loss Back-up System (not shown)
    One-minute protection against losing your programmed settings in case power fails, breaker trips or the unit is unplugged.
  21. Ready Tone (not shown)
    Signals the end of the brew cycle with five beeps.
  22. BPA Free (not shown)
    All materials that come in contact with liquid are BPA-free.


1. Coffee Gauge™
Displays the amount of brewed coffee remaining in the unit.Cuisinart DCC-3000P1 Coffee Maker 10

2. Clock Display
Displays time of day and Auto On and Off times.
3. Hour and Minute Buttons
For use in setting hours and minutes for the time of day, Auto On time, and Auto Off time.
4. Function Knob
e. Clock Used to program the time of day.
5. Audible Tone (not shown)
An audible tone sounds 5 times when the coffee has completed brewing.
6. Auto On Indicator Light
7. Clean Setting
Indicates time to clean the coffeemaker to remove calcium buildup.
8. 1–4 Cup Setting
Improves extraction, flavor, and temperature when brewing fewer than 5 cups.
9. ON/OFF Button
Used to turn your coffeemaker on and off. The unit must be on to program functions.Cuisinart DCC-3000P1 Coffee Maker 11


Coffee is 98% water. The quality of that water is as important as the quality of your coffee. If water doesn’t taste good from the tap, it won’t taste good in your coffee. Cuisinart includes a charcoal water filter to remove chlorine, bad tastes, and odors, for the purest coffee flavor, every time you brew.

While coffee is 98% water, all of the flavor comes from the beans. To achieve the same great taste you enjoy at a coffee bar, you need to use the same quality of coffee. If you choose to grind your beans, buy them fresh and whole. Grind only about a two-week supply at a time, because once the bean is broken, its flavor degrades quickly.

The grind is critical for proper flavor extraction. If the grind is too fine, over-extraction and bitterness will result. Too fine a grind may also clog the filter. If the grind is too coarse, the water will pass through too quickly and the maximum flavor will not be extracted. When grinding your beans, we recommend a medium grind.

Add 1 scoop of ground coffee (1 scoop = 1 tablespoon = ~6 grams) per cup (1 cup = 5 fl. oz.). You may wish to adjust this amount according to your taste. Do not use more than 14 scoops (14 tablespoons).


  1. Unwrap the cord and plug the coffeemaker into a grounded outlet. Make sure to remove all stickers and packing materials from the unit.
  2. Place a large cup or mug (10 oz. minimum) on the drip tray.
  3. Remove the lid from the water reservoir, then lift the reservoir straight up and away from the coffeemaker. Wash the reservoir with warm soapy water, and rinse.
  4. Fill the reservoir with water to the 12-cup line and return with a lid to the unit.

Inserting the Water Filter

  1. Remove the filter and filter holder from the polybags.
  2. Soak the filter, fully immersed in cold tap water, for 15 minutes.
  3. Press down on the filter compartment on the bottom of the filter holder and pull it toward you to open it.
  4. Place the filter into the compartment and snap it closed. Be careful – improper placement can tear the filter skin.
  5. Flush the filter by running fresh water through the hole in the bottom of the compartment for 10 seconds.
  6. Allow the filter to drain completely.
  7. Place the assembled water filter holder into the water reservoir, pushing it down to fit into place.

We recommend changing the water filter every 60 days or after 60 uses, and more often if you have hard water. Replacement filters can be purchased in stores, by calling Cuisinart Customer Service, or at  www.cuisinart.com.

During the manufacturing process, dust can get trapped in your coffeemaker. We recommend flushing out the system before brewing your first cups of coffee. Simply fill the water reservoir and power on the unit. (See steps#2 and #6 in the MAKING COFFEE instructions, below). DO NOT ADD COFFEE! Once you’ve done that, brew your favorite coffee and get ready to enjoy Cuisinart at its best!


When the coffeemaker is plugged in, noon will appear until you set the time.

Turn the Function knob to CLOCK
Hold down the Hour or Minute button until the clock begins flashing. Press either button to select the desired time. Hold buttons down to scroll through the digits, or press and release to advance one digit at a time. When scrolling, the numbers will advance slowly and then speed up, so as the number displayed approaches the desired time, press and release to advance one digit at a time. Be sure the PM indicator is on if a PM time is desired.

When you turn the Function knob to PROG, it displays a previously selected Auto On time or the default time (noon).

Turn the Function Knob to AUTO OFF The default Auto Off time is set to turn the coffeemaker off two hours after brewing is complete. Follow the directions under SETTING THE CLOCK (in the previous section) to program your coffeemaker to shut off from 0 to 4 hours after the brew cycle is finished.

Decalcification refers to the removal of calcium deposits that form over time on the metal parts of the coffeemaker. For the best performance from your Coffee on Demand™Coffeemaker, decalcify the base unit from time to time. The frequency depends upon the hardness of your tap water and how often you use the coffeemaker. The flashing Clean light will indicate when you should clean your coffeemaker.

Before decalcifying your coffeemaker, remember to remove the charcoal water filter from the water filter holder located in the water reservoir. If the Clean light begins to flash when the coffeemaker is turned on, it is telling you that the calcium buildup is interfering with the functioning of your coffeemaker and the flavor of your coffee. To clean, fill the water reservoir with a mixture of ¹⁄³ white vinegar and ²⁄ ³ water.

Press the Clean button. When the self-clean light glows, turn the coffeemaker on by pressing the/OFF button. The Clean light will shine steadily. The coffeemaker is now in Clean mode. One cycle should be sufficient to adequately clean the coffeemaker. When the cycle is completed and the five beeps sound, the coffeemaker will shut off. Turn the coffeemaker on to see if the Clean light continues to flash.

If it does, turn it off and then repeat the cleaning procedure with a fresh solution of vinegar and water. If the Clean light no longer flashes, turn the coffeemaker off and then run one cycle of fresh cold water through the unit before using the unit again to brew coffee.


This warranty is available to consumers only. You are a consumer if you own a Cuisinart® Coffee On Demand™ Coffeemaker that was purchased at retail for personal, family, or household use. Except as otherwise required under applicable law, this warranty is not available to retailers or other commercial purchasers or owners. We warrant that your Cuisinart® Coffee On Demand™Coffeemaker will be free of defects in materials and workmanship under normal home use for 3 years from the date of original purchase. We recommend that you visit our website,  www.cuisinart.com for a fast, efficient way to complete your product registration.

However, product registration does not eliminate the need for the consumer to maintain the original proof of purchase to obtain the warranty benefits. If you do not have proof of purchase date, the purchase date for purposes of this warranty will be the date of manufacture. If your Cuisinart® Coffee On Demand™ Coffeemaker should prove to be defective within the warranty period, we will repair it, or if we think it not necessary, replace it. To obtain warranty service, simply call our toll-free number, 1-800-726-0190, for additional information from our Customer Service Representatives, or send the defective product to CustomerService at Cuisinart, 7475 North Glen Harbor Blvd., Glendale, AZ 85307. To facilitate the speed and accuracy of your return, please enclose $10.00 for shipping and handling of the product. Please pay by check or money order (California residents need only supply proof of purchase and should call 1-800-726- 0190 for shipping instructions).
For added protection and secure handling of any Cuisinart product that is being returned, we recommend you use a traceable, insured delivery service. Cuisinart cannot be held responsible for in-transit damage or for packages that are not delivered to us. Lost and/or damaged products are not covered under warranty. Please be sure to include your return address, daytime phone number, description of the product, product model number (located at the bottom of the product), the original date of purchase, and any other information pertinent to the product’s return.

California law provides that for In-Warranty Service, California has the option of returning a nonconforming product (A) to the store where it was purchased or (B) to another retail store that sells Cuisinart products of the same type. The retail store shall then, at its discretion, either repair the product, refer the consumer to an independent repair facility, replace the product, or refund the purchase price less the amount directly attributable to the consumer’s prior usage of the product.

If the above two options do not result in the appropriate relief to the consumer, the consumer may then take the product to an independent repair facility if service or repair can be economically accomplished. Cuisinart and not the consumer will be responsible for the reasonable cost of such service, repair, replacement, or refund for nonconforming products under warranty.

California residents may also, according to their preference, return nonconforming products directly to Cuisinart for repair, or if necessary, replacement, by calling our Consumer ServiceCenter toll-free at 1-800-726-0190. Cuisinart will be responsible for the cost of the repair, replacement, shipping, and handling of such products under warranty.

If you are experiencing problems with your Cuisinart product, we suggest that you call our Consumer Service Center at 1-800-726-0190 before returning the product to be serviced. If servicing is needed, a representative can confirm whether the product is under warranty and direct you to the nearest service location.

Your Cuisinart® Coffee On Demand™ Coffeemaker has been manufactured to the strictest specifications and has been designed for use only in 120 volt outlets and only with authorized accessories and replacement parts. This warranty expressly excludes any defects or damages caused by attempted use of this unit with a converter, as well as use with accessories, replacement parts, or repair services other than those authorized by Cuisinart.

This warranty does not cover any damage caused by accident, misuse, shipment, or other than ordinary household use. This warranty excludes all incidental or consequential damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of these damages, so these exclusions may not apply to you. You may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.

If the nonconforming product is to be serviced by someone other than Cuisinart’s Authorized Service Center, please remind the servicer to call our Consumer Service Center at 1-800-726-0190 to ensure that the problem is properly diagnosed, the product is serviced with the correct parts, and the product is still under warranty.


Faqs About Cuisinart DCC-3000P1 Coffee Maker

How much coffee does it brew?

The Cuisinart DCC-3000P1 coffee maker can brew up to 12 cups of coffee at a time.

Is it programmable?

Yes, it features a fully programmable timer, allowing you to set the brew time up to 24 hours in advance.

Does it have a built-in grinder?

No, the DCC-3000P1 does not come with a built-in grinder. You’ll need pre-ground coffee for this machine.

Can it brew single servings?

Yes, it has a unique single-serve function that allows you to dispense one cup at a time.

How does the coffee stay fresh?

The coffee stays fresh thanks to its enclosed brewing system, which minimizes exposure to air.

Is it easy to clean?

Yes, it has a removable water reservoir and a removable coffee reservoir for easy cleaning.

Does it have a water filter?

Yes, it comes with a charcoal water filter to remove impurities and improve the taste of your coffee.

What type of carafe does it use?

The DCC-3000P1 uses a double-wall insulated carafe to keep your coffee hot without the need for a hot plate.

Is it compatible with reusable coffee filters?

Yes, you can use a reusable coffee filter with this machine to reduce waste.

Does it have an automatic shut-off feature?

Yes, it automatically shuts off after a set period of time to conserve energy and ensure safety.

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